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The Pyramids of Sakkarah

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Francis Frith undertook three photographic expeditions to Egypt and Palestine between 1856 and 1860, with the aim of creating a stock of images to be used for book illustration and stereo views. In 1859, he founded one of the most successful photographic printing works of the nineteenth century....

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Inscription

On mount, below ctr, in letterpress: The Pyramids of Sakkarah, From the North East On mount, below r., in letterpress: Frith 1857 Scratched in neg, l.r.: Frith 1858

Provenance

Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London; Robert Hershkowitz, Sussex, England; purchased by MFA, Dec. 18, 2002

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund

1858

Dimensions

Image: 38.1 x 49.2 cm (15 x 19 3/8 in.) Mount: 56.2 x 76.8 cm (22 1/8 x 30 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2002.622

Medium or Technique

Photograph, albumen print from wet-collodion-on-glass negative

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